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Arithmetic Lesson -- A New Frontier!

Frontier Aggro Competitive Counters Enchantment GW (Selesnya)


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This swift, aggressive deck's gameplay is simple: combine Hardened Scales and Abzan Falconer with +1/+1 counter synergies to summon large, formidable Flying creatures.

Creature Spells:

All of the deck's creatures either enter the battlefield with +1/+1 counters or can gain them very quickly. They interact with Avatar of the Resolute's enter the battlefield effect resulting in a huge threat. In addition to Trample, it also has Reach which is easily overlooked or forgotten by opponents. With a casting cost of only 2 green mana, Avatar of the Resolute is a stand out creature in the deck. Not far behind is another Trampler, Managorger Hydra. It demands an immediate answer or else it grows out of control. A Hardened Scales on the battlefield means Managorger Hydra is out of reach of most damage based removal effects. Abzan Falconer gives most, if not all, of the deck's creatures the invaluable evasion of Flying. Often a 2/2 or even a 3/3 for 1 green mana, Servant of the Scale serves mainly as a trigger for Avatar of the Resolute and as a decent blocker with the upside of keeping it's counters on the battlefield. Endless One is at the very least an efficently costed creature that can be played on any turn. It benefits from Hardened Scales, Abzan Falconer, and helps set up Avatar of the Resolute. Hangarback Walker is an ever-growing, token-producing threat that fits well in this deck.

Non-Creature Spells:

The deck is centered around the enchantment Hardened Scales. Though not necessary to create a win condition, the extra counters it provides rapidly accelerates the deck's win condition. Dromoka's Command is very versatile. It's 4 modes can disarm spells with damage based effects, remove a creature or enchantment, or contributes to the +1/+1 counter synergy. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and Oath of Ajani have great synergy with Hardened Scales. Putting two or more counters on each creature in a single turn drastically accelerates the deck's win condition.


This two color deck has a simple mana base with Windswept Heath and Canopy Vista as mana fixing.


Silkwrap exiles low CMC threats like Hangarback Walker or Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. Flash speed exile effects from Stasis Snare eliminate threats like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. The life gain Abzan Battle Priest provides is very helpful against burn or other Aggro decks. Hallowed Moonlight negates Collected Company and re-animation/graveyard strategies. Fumigate will clear the battlefield against Aggro, Tokens, or Elves and provide lifegain. Inspiring Call provides draw and indestructibility to keep the deck's creatures on the battlefield against control decks. Natural State destroys a variety dangerous enchantments or artifacts.


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Last updated 9 months
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This deck is Frontier legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.70
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 1/1 Thopter
Folders new deck, Aggro, Khans Standard, 2015 standard, make it happen, dtk standard, Liked Decks, Neat, Selesyna (Modern/Standard), Cool Deck ideas, See all 128
Top rank #4 on 2015-10-29
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Revision 67 See all

9 months ago)

-4 Avatar of the Resolute main
+4 Avatar of the Resolute main
-2 Canopy Vista main
-4 Endless One main
-4 Servant of the Scale main
+4 Servant of the Scale main
-4 Dromoka's Command main
-4 Oath of Ajani main
-4 Windswept Heath main
+4 Windswept Heath main
+2 Canopy Vista main
+4 Endless One main
+4 Dromoka's Command main
+4 Oath of Ajani main
-2 Natural State side
+2 Stasis Snare side
-2 Stasis Snare side
-3 Hallowed Moonlight side
+3 Hallowed Moonlight side
+1 Fumigate side
and 24 other change(s)